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Teacher Tenure Fight Comes to New York City

Monday, July 28, 2014

WNYC

A group of New York City parents said they joined in a lawsuit over the state's tenure rules on Monday because they think their children are not getting what they deserve at school. 

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A Foreign Melody: Bel Kaufman Expounds on Pedagogical Concerns

Monday, July 28, 2014

WNYC

Bel Kaufman, who died on Friday at 103, became an unofficial spokeswoman for the urban teacher after her book Up the Down Staircase was published in 1965. Hear her humor and insight in this rare audio treat.

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The Sound of Gratitude

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WNYC

High school students played beautiful music in our performance space, using instruments donated through WQXR's instrument drive.

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Council Passes Limited School Door Alarm Bill

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Schools with vulnerable or troubled students should be getting more door alarms installed next year as a way to prevent them from leaving the building undetected.

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NYC Families Jump Start High School Application Process

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hundreds of families used their summer break to learn more about the New York City high school admissions process which can be overwhelming, at best, or totally bewildering to many.

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Pre-K Program Seeking Teacher: Must Be Caring

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The city has to find 1,000 pre-k teachers before fall. So at a hiring fair last week, the interviews were fast and furious, and the task was matchmaking.

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Special Podcast: Bill de Blasio at Six Months

Monday, July 21, 2014

All last week, we checked in on the Bill de Blasio administration's first six months in office with one segment each day on the environment, policing, affordable housing, jobs, and a final conversation with Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris. Above, stream and download all five segments edited together into one podcast. This special podcast is also available on iTunes.

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NYC Teachers Sharpen Digital Tools for the Classroom

Monday, July 21, 2014

It may be vacation season but hundreds of New York City teachers are spending their summer days brushing up on the latest technology tools for the classroom.

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Pro-Charter School Group Spent Nearly $6 Million in Media Blitz

Friday, July 18, 2014

The lobbying group that urged the state to support charter schools spent almost $6 million on advertisements this spring. Backers of the city's pre-k expansion were also heavy spenders.

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Three 'Secret' Ingredients for a Successful Small School

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What makes the best of the city's small high schools so good? A new report concludes size alone doesn't cut it.

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Investigators Exonerate School in Fatal Stabbing Case

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Faculty at the Bronx middle school where one student fatally stabbed another did not know about any bullying problems involving the two students, according to a report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation.

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Calling All Middle Schoolers: City's Summer Programs Still Have Seats

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mayor de Blasio is encouraging families that haven't nailed down all of their summer plans to sign up for a few thousand seats that are still available in summer enrichment programs.

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Children of Recruited Teachers Now Face Deportation

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Supreme Court ruling could have devastating implications for the children of New York City public school teachers recruited from abroad.

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Fatal Stabbing Highlights Persistent Problems at Bronx Middle School

Monday, July 14, 2014

But the problems at Intermediate School 117, where a student allegedly killed a classmate in June, aren't that different from those of any other struggling school in a tough neighborhood.

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Chancellor, Like Her Boss, Heading to Europe for Vacation

Friday, July 11, 2014

The city's top education official is heading to Spain for vacation next week. And the mayor will be just across the sea in Italy. Their spokespeople said their deputies will be fully in charge during their summer breaks.

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Six NYC Charter Schools Join Pre-K Expansion

Friday, July 11, 2014

The first batch of charter schools to offer pre-k in New York City will hold lotteries at the end of the month for nearly 200 seats.

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Teen Leaders-in-Training Get Boost from First Lady

Friday, July 11, 2014

WNYC

“The best moment of my life,” said Annie Willis, the New York teen who invited Michelle Obama to visit Global Kids.

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Bank Street Helps NYC Get Pre-K Teachers Ready for Fall Expansion

Friday, July 11, 2014

Putting the focus on quality, education officials are offering intensive training sessions for pre-k teachers next month.

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NYC Chancellor Raises Standards for (Future) School Superintendents

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

New York City's Department of Education is raising the minimum requirements for the job of district superintendent with an eye towards strengthening the chain of command — and supports — running from the top all the way down to individual school principals.

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Teen Accused of Killing Classmate Appears in Family Court

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Bronx 14-year-old's case is likely to proceed quickly now because of his age.

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